South Dakota holds on to defeat UC Davis 10-7

Quarterback Josh Vander Maten rushed for a 3-yard touchdown in

the second quarter and South Dakota held on to defeat UC Davis 10-7

Saturday in the season opener for both teams.

Vander Maten’s touchdown capped a 10-play, 77-yard drive by the

Coyotes. His score was set up by a 21-yard run by Terrance


Vander Maten finished 9 of 17 for 91 yards and had 35 yards


Down 10-0 after Miles Bergner’s 39-yard fourth-quarter field

goal, UC Davis drove 75 yards for the Aggies’ only score. Gabe

Manzanares carried the ball six times during the nine-play drive,

scoring from 1-yard out with 3:41 to play.

The Coyotes won their twelfth consecutive home opener, spoiling

Ron Gould’s debut as UC Davis’ head coach.